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Topsy last won the day on January 10 2019

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About Topsy

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    Dude, Trials!
  • Birthday 12/25/93

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  1. Enjoyed that a lot! Lots of brilliant lines in there, but the hook to manual was the biggest surprise, especially didn't I didn't expect that thing to slope downwards! There's a second of "and now what?" when you manual so slowly right after the hook.
  2. Nothing in fashion surprises me anymore at this point
  3. That looks really nice! I was puzzling over them for a while though, I suppose the wooden block is simply to put them away on?
  4. Was looking around for some projects to keep my mind off the ones that I've currently got going () and remembered that I meant to be building a coffee table a while ago. I got some legs off ebay a while ago, presumably at one point meant for a set of chairs, but at ~46 cm height they seemed suitable for a coffee table. Not really into woodworking I've got no idea what way I'd best go about actually attaching them to something. My idea was to have a glass table top, set into a 'frame', with a gap to put place a magazine/photos/whatever under the glass. The moulding of the frame going outwards, instead of inwards like on a picture frame. The way the top of the legs are cut however, I'm really not sure how to attach them. They must sit relatively close to the table top, or the table itself needs sort of a valence of 7cm to cover where the legs have been faced off. Could cut a little off the top of the legs, but I'd rather not tamper with them. Not even sure where to start really. Edit: I'd best try to make a drawing to clarify things... Just thought, the moulding could actually overlap the top of the legs ever so slightly if they're set in a little. Probably wouldn't look too bad.
  5. Cheers Mike! I can recommend it, it was great fun combining the two things and I got to take some photos of my mate too.
  6. I too was taught that, technically, the normal course a virus takes is to become more infectious but less deadly. (during regular bio class, nothing specific) However according to an, admittedly, quick google, Indonesia definitely has delta too. Let's just hope viruses can't develop masochistic tendencies.
  7. Love the tweaked legs on that table Just caught up with this thread, absolutely amazing stuff in here, as usual!
  8. Thought I'd update this. It'll still need a few things but it works for now and is brilliant fun and works for light trials work well too! It feels enormously high with the fork, stem and bar combo when standing next to it, but it's very comfortable when on it. Weight is nice too, hope it'll hold up! To do: front tyre that isn't basically a slick, chainguide, different rear rim - is there any reason no one uses drilled trials rims on XC bikes? - brake booster and maybe a little front mudguard.
  9. It's quite amazing to see how different countries go about vaccinating. I sometimes listen to English and Scottish radios on radiogarden and the frequency of "get vaccinated" reminders was creepy nearly. Here we have barely anything as far as I have seen. I got my first one because I travel inland more frequently now to see my girlfriend, and she got it too. It didn't feel comfortable with lots of people suddenly behaving like it's 2019 again. Plus I felt like I'd rather be in the same boat as her really. Easier travelling is a bonus, though I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be doing it. However, I could go to Germany, France or Italy easily with only a negative test, it'd cost me about £140 though. Is that option not available in the UK, or is the vaccination an eurobike specific requirement, Ali?
  10. I actually only just had all this at school.. And I've forgotten most of it already within two weeks.
  11. Can't wait to find out how badly (or not?) this will ride Haven't got the tools around to get the cranks/bb off the old bike and the rear disc of this wheel. Ought to find rim brake friendly rim too and some hs33 adapters. Was looking forward to putting my orange echo booster on it, but the mounts are way too close to eachother at about 84mm. Also not sure what I'll do with the gearing. Front chainwheels look well munched. A headset bearing would help too and a stem with a tad less rise maybe.
  12. I took an absolutely different route and ended up with a Wheeler 8080 frame from not sure when. Should be fun to build up!
  13. I totally forgot it it being cast too. There's a chap in town that welds/builds up completely grenaded cast heads and blocks but I'd probably need to sell a kidney to have any work carried out by him. I suppose it's worth asking him though! Also am contacting the chap that retubed the forks, but honestly I can't be bothered sending them away again.
  14. Yeah one would think so... The work was carried out in the UK as no one in Switzerland does this anymore. Sent it over hust before covid with a quoted lead time of 12 weeks, this got extended a little because he ran out of tapered tubes. Then nothing else but covid happened and I assume he had lots of top paying jobs to do otherwise and my lowly forks were on the backburner gathering a light coat of rust. His reputation is excellent as far as I can tell and I'm a bit surprised and slightly miffed to say the least to find this crack.. I just found a thread where someone is replacing the steering damper anchor points on the tank and deemed silver solder too weak for that, so I'm definitely not doing that with my forks!
  15. Will try to get hold of some phosphoric acid to clean it up. Not sure how well solder would hold up. I'd mainly like to avoid a scenario where I suddenly run over my front wheel as much as possible.. I suppose Adams suggested weld would be stronger? Currently still trying to find the real end of the crack, and I'm not sure if I can drill clean enough - I was always told to drill drum cymbals when they start to crack and not once did that help me..